What is a Plastic Gravel Grid and why should you use them?

Our Plastic Gravel Grid have a range of uses. Whether you’re looking to make a drivable surface or wish to build a structure and need to make the ground level stable and solid.

A gravel grid is a type of plastic mat with the purpose to stabilise a gravel surface. Gravel grids are designed to be installed under a layer of gravel help keep gravel in place. As a result they prevent the gravel from shifting or settling unevenly. There are several benefits to using a gravel grid:

  • Improved stability: Gravel grids provide a stable base for the gravel to rest on. This helps prevent the gravel from shifting or settling unevenly.
  • Erosion control: Gravel grids help prevent erosion by stabilizing the surface of the gravel and preventing washout.
  • Reduced maintenance: Gravel grids help reduce maintenance by preventing the need to constantly grade and level the surface of the gravel.
  • Increased durability: Gravel grids are designed to be durable and long-lasting, which means they can help extend the lifespan of a gravel surface.

Overall, gravel grids can be a good solution for anyone looking to create a stable, durable, and low-maintenance surface using gravel.

What is a gravel grid capable of holding?

Gravel grids are designed to support the weight of vehicles, including cars, trucks, and tractors. The specific weight capacity of a gravel grid will depend on the size and type of the grid, as well as the type of gravel used on top of it.

Please note that they may not be suitable for use on high-traffic roads or in areas where heavy commercial vehicles will be driving regularly. So you may need a more heavy duty solution depending on your project. Generally it is a good idea to consult with a professional or refer to the manufacturer’s specifications to ensure that the gravel grid you choose is suitable for your needs.

APAL Products Gravel Grid Plastic

Gravel grids have a variety of applications, including:

  • Driveways: Gravel grids create stable and durable surfaces for driveways, so that you can easily drive on them.
  • Parking lots: Gravel grids create temporary and permanent parking lot surfaces. In fact, they have commonly been used for festival and outdoor event parking.
  • Erosion control: Gravel grids help prevent erosion on slopes or other areas prone to erosion.
  • Pathways: Gravel grids can create a stable and durable surfaces for pathways or walkways.
  • Landscaping: Gravel grids create a decorative and functional surface for landscaping projects.
  • Shed Base: Gravel grids can be used as a base for sheds and greenhouses. They create a budget friendly stable ground level eliminating the need to create a concrete ground infrastructure. 

Gravel grids are a versatile solution that you can use in a variety of settings to create a stable and durable surface using gravel. The possibilities and uses are endless.

How many grids and how much gravel do you need?

Prior to starting your project, you must calculate what is needed. The APAL Products gravel grids measure at 50cm x 50cm and have a thickness of 40mm. 4 of our gravel grids make up 1 square meter. The example below will show you how to calculate the required amount of grids:

For example, you have a base of 3 meters long and 4 meters in wide.

  • Firstly you must calculate the surface area. So, 3 m x 4 m = 12 sqm
  • As 4 of our grids make 1 sqm, we must multiply the surface area by 4. So, 12 sqm x 4 grids = 48 grids.
  • Please note: we recommend measuring in meters for accuracy. However, if you are measuring in feet, it can help to round up to the nearest 0.25m or 0.5m. This will ensure you don’t cut the measurements short via direct conversions.

It is difficult to determine exactly how much gravel you may need for your project. However, the online calculation tool provided by decorative aggregates can help you in doing this! Click here to visit the decorative aggregates website.

The APAL Products Gravel Grids

Our Plastic Gravel Grids measure at 50cm x 50cm with a thickness of 40mm. They are strong, durable and interlock to create a fixed structure. We are located in the West Midlands and deliver nationwide.

We have a range of packages available online, click below to view them. If you have a larger project and want to take advantage of bulk orders, then get in touch with us! Bulk and wholesale orders are always welcome. For any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us via our contact page or send us an email to: info@apalproducts.co.uk

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